Information for Parents

We greatly value the contact we have with parents, guardians and carers and we encourage you to take an active part in the decision making process with your son or daughter.

The success of our learners depends largely on their commitment, their attitude to study and their motivation to succeed. We hope you’ll join us in supporting and encouraging them to take their studies seriously, attend regularly, be punctual and hand work in on time.

All 14-16 students will have access to their own social and recreational area in our newly refurbished 14-16 College centre. Their classes will take place here and in other parts of the College depending on their subject choice. Part of their choice to attend college will be this opportunity to experience a more grown-up environment.

If your child decides to come to Hugh Baird College, you will be invited to a number of Parents’ Evenings throughout the year, so we hope to see you there. If you’d like more information about the courses we offer, or the routes our qualifications lead to or you’d like to find out how you could be more involved in your child’s education, please call our Student Advice team on 0151 353 4444.

Students should arrive at the College in time for registration at 8:50am. Students will be greeted by staff and introduced to their tutors and peers before taking part in a range of activities. The 14 -16 College has a dedicated entrance on Exeter Road. It is important that students enter and exit the College here.

If you have any further questions about your son or daughter’s first day at the Hugh Baird 14-16 College, please do not hesitate to call us on 0151 353 4567 or via email at

Is Hugh Baird College a good college?

Yes, and that’s official! Our most recent OfSTED inspection said that the College was ‘Good for its overall effectiveness’ with six judgements of ‘Outstanding’ covering:

  • English and maths provision;
  • Equality and Diversity;
  • Quality of Teaching and Learning;
  • Care, Guidance and Support
  • Safeguarding and the safety of our young people

What’s more, our success rates show a continuous year-on-year improvement with many above the national benchmarks!

Personal Tutorials

All full time students receive weekly tutorial sessions and at least one individual tutorial per term. Tutorial sessions include general information about the course and Personal and Social Education (PSE) topics.

The 14-16 students will have their own dedicated personal tutor team. Individual tutorials include discussions on progress, assignments, attendance, behaviour and any welfare issues. Personal tutors may also refer students to the Additional Learning Support Team, the College Counsellor or our Learning Mentor, if needed.

School Liaison

We know how important it is to try things out before making a decision. You wouldn’t buy a car without driving it, so why should pupils apply for a course with us before they know what Hugh Baird College is all about.

For this reason, we encourage you to take some time planning a package which will help your child make the right choice. Pupils can try out courses, take a tour of the College, book guidance interviews with one of our support staff or take part in some amazing events from our School Liaison brochure. If you’d like to request a copy of the brochure, please call the School Liaison Co-ordinator on 0151 353 4560.

Safeguarding Your Child

We take the health and wellbeing of our learners very seriously at Hugh Baird College. We have a team of Safeguarding Officers and we also have a designated College Governor for this area. The College has specific policies regarding safeguarding, internet and social media usage, as well as a zero tolerance policy on bullying, and we are committed to looking after the health and safety of all of our students.

For more information on our policies and procedures or if you have any specific concerns, you can speak directly to the Director of Young People, Alun Owen, on 0151 353 4593.

For more information

Please contact our Student Services team: